27 Aug 2012
WADI KHALED, Lebanon — Since the start of the uprising in March last year, tens of thousands of Syria children have arrived as refugees in northern and western Lebanon, near the Syrian border.
While some men fled to Ersal, located in...
25 Aug 2012
On the first floor of the Dar al-Shifa hospital in Aleppo, a boom sounds as a rocket fired from a helicopter hits a nearby building, and the staff begin preparing for another influx of patients.
They barely flinch at the...
18 Aug 2012
A fighter returns to a Free Syrian Army safe house after a shift on the Aleppo frontline, cranks up the volume of the television, lights a cigarette and looks at himself in a broken mirror.
"Anyone got hair gel? I look a mess....
18 Aug 2012
MARIKANA, South Africa — The police killing of 34 striking platinum miners in the bloodiest security operation since the end of white rule cut to the quick of South Africa's psyche on Friday, with searching questions...
16 Aug 2012
MOGADISHU — The National Constituent Assembly approved on 1 August the new Somali Provisional Constitution, which will be used until a national referendum is possible to approve it and make it a more permanent constitution.
09 Aug 2012
TUNIS - Right in the heart of Tunis, a dozen of bearded men, some dressed in robes, others in tunics, sat outside the Salafi-controlled al-Fateh mosque to sell various Islamic products such as religious books, men’s hand-knitted caps...
06 Aug 2012
TUNIS — Ajmi Lourimi, a member of Ennahda’s highest decision-making body, stands out as one of the most moderate voices in Tunisia’s largest Islamist organization. The 50-year-old political leader spoke to Egypt...
29 Jul 2012
Iran is a very urbanized society with a largely educated, young Muslim population that ranks as the Middle East's second-biggest, its latest census figures, published on Sunday, show.
The snapshot, issued on the website of the...
28 Jul 2012
DERIK, Syria — The Kurdish rebellion in northeastern Syria intensified in fighting that erupted Saturday 22 July, as militias raising the slogan “Free Kurdistan” swarmed police stations and military outposts across the...
25 Jul 2012
Big Ben, the famed bell belonging to Britain's Parliament, will chime non-stop for three minutes on Friday as part of a national event to mark the start of the London Olympics.
The huge bell will strike more than 40 times...